Standard route from Blank Gulch
6/12/05 - Standard route from Blank Gulch. Horrible weather (wind & snow) up high kept us from going on to Tabeguache. A real battle!
9/9/06 - Standard route from Blank Gulch. Went up and over Shavano to get to Tabeguache - my final Colorado 14er!
3/14/09 - Winter ascent from Angel of Shavano TH. Went up and over "Esprit Point".
1/23/16 - Winter ascent from Angel of Shavano TH. Went up and over "Esprit Point".
I have summited Shavano 3 times now. This time I simply followed the standard trail from the Blank Gulch trailhead. Previous times, I summited via the Angel of Shavano.
Started from Blank Gulch. Climbed Mount Shavano first then traversed to Tabeguache Peak. Went back crossing W face of Shavano on unstable talus and loose scree escaping bad weather ... Definitely NOT a good alternative to going back over Shavano's summit. Overall: good hike, great views.
Lost my CO 14er virginity on Mt. Shavano 2 days after arriving in Colorado for my permanent move here. Finally reconnected with my Aconcagua partner and good friend Dirk for a fun-filled extravaganza week. We went from Blank Gulch trailhead; very windy on summit. On the way down we saw 5-10 bighorn sheep (~10,000 ft.) and able to get fairly close for pictures. Very cool. Headed into Buena Vista for some outstanding mushroom burgers and then to Cottonwood hot springs. Bivied in the nearby national forest, with so many stars and satellites.
Did with Eric, from Blank Gulch. Beautiful day up there, although the forest fire a couple drainages down was strange. Mind-blowing descent. We saw some bighorn sheep, which was very cool.
climbed and glissaded what was left of the Angel.
Five 12-15 year olds and 2 instructors from Telluride Academy. Standard Route from Angel Campground.
Went up via the Angel.. lots of fun!
First peak of the day, a simple hike up. Was treated to a lovely sunrise at treeline. Headed off to Tab, Antero, and Princeton after.
5+ hours car-to-car.
Started up Shavano trail, traversed at 11,950' to Shavano Lake. Then up to the head of the valley with a few easy Class 3 moves to avoid rotten snow. Descended via Shavano trail. Herd of bighorn sheep and a few ptarmigan above the lake.
hauled my snowboard to ride the sun cupped angel. summited and bounced down.
The 2nd summit of Shavano on the return from Tabeguache was a little discouraging. When the storms started moving in that was all the motivation I needed to git r done.
Hiked all four from the Shavano/Tabeguache Trailhead. Great views of Mount Ouray, Taylor Mountain, and Mount Aetna.
Started from the Angel CG up the CT. CT was mostly snow free, didn't start skinning til 10400ft. Snow was nicely consolidated, above treeline it was all windblown powder til near the top where the surface became wind/sun crust(unskinnable). Left skis at the top of the left arm(climbers right) as snow is not continuous from the summit. Ended up skiing the head for better turns, 4" wind blown powder in the lower body made for nice turns. Blank Gulch TH should be open soon.
I hiked the two peaks in the afternoon with a sweet friend, nice sunset and cool, clean air...
This was my fifth climb of Shavano. We also did the traverse to Tabeguache.
This was my first climb of Shavano. I did it from Jennings Creek (before that route was closed)and got Tabeguache at the same time.
Great semi-loop hike